Hello! I have been busy pinning on pintrest lately collecting ideas for basement spaces. But before we get started on our basement reno there are a few projects in and out of the house I would like to complete. The list included a lamp for my tiny reading corner in the office where I do a lot of reading, paging through magazines and scrapbooks. For this space I knew I wanted clear glass. I had my eye on a few pricey ones but I am glad I didn't splurge. Over the weekend, I spent a whopping $6 to finish my space. I LOVE LAMP!
Isn't she a beauty! I paid $5 for this cut glass lamp base. Exactly what I had been pining for. I cleaned her up and Mr. BB rewired her. The simple Pottery Barn lamp shade from my bedroom wall sconce (previous post) fit perfectly. To the left of her hangs a $1
cream glazed soap dish. I hung it next to the old piece of slate we trimmed out
(previous post) to hold chalk.
I do believe my tiny reading corner is complete. I have light, a place to rest my feet, baskets to store my scrapbooks and magazines, a bookcase for books, an afghan for snuggling, and a message board for thoughts and quotes. Cost breakdown to create this space: Lamp, $5. Soap dish.$1. Crochet Afghan, $4. Slate Message board/trimmed, $20. Bookcase, $0 my sons old one that I painted with what I had on hand and distressed. Chalkboard banner, $0 for craft paper and twine. All other items I already owned. Total: $30 Have you been finishing off projects too?
Bee Well! Elizabeth
p.s. we just updated our message board with an adorable quote for this time of year "Dear God, On Halloween I am going to wear a devil's costume. Is that alright with you? Marnie". From the book Children's Letters to God.